I was recently looking at how to automate adding and removing managed hosts and services in Nagios XI, which can be particularly useful in cloud computing and large environments where configuration management solutions have been implemented for provisioning. In these environments we typically use configuration files based on the attributes of a server role during the provisioning … More Nagios XI: Automating Host Management
As part of an automated delivery of a virtual machine running Microsoft SQL Server I had a requirement to create a number of virtual machine hard disks and for each disk create a NTFS mounted folder. In order to achieve this I was required to create two functions one to create the virtual machine hard … More Automating the creation of virtual machine hard disks and NTFS mounted volumes for a virtual machine.
For those interested in VMware Automation using PowerCLI, presentation by Alan Renouf (@alanrenouf ) as presented at the Northern California PSUG. VMware Automation, PowerCLI presented at the Northern California PSUG from Alan Renouf
A recent requirement was to create a template within VMware to deploy a configured virtual machine with a named Database Engine instance of SQL Server 2012 installed. Previous versions of SQL Server did not allow for a clean sysprep image, in SQL Server 2012 this has changed with the introduction of the concept image preparation … More Preparing a virtual machine template with Microsoft SQL Server 2012